Lois Ann Murphy has always tried to determine on whom or what she could lay the blame for her "chicken-heartedness" as they call it in East Texas. Perhaps it was Tackybokus, a mysterious entity known to hang out in her grandfather's attic or Tobe, a one-eyed mule who nursed an unhealthy inclination to kick whenever the mood struck. Either way, Lois Ann Murphy's compilation of amusing anecdotes provides an entertaining glimpse into a life-spanning seven decades, revealing her penchant for courting trouble. Beginning with the harrowing tale about the removal of limbs from a gigantic oak tree, Lois showcases her storytelling prowess as she details how her husband straddled a steel ball before signaling her to hoist him forty feet up into a tree with the help of a system of homemade pulleys, a vintage tractor, and a lengthy prayer (said by Lois, of course). As she continues with entertaining tales about her first attempt to milk a bovine, the birth of her daughters, and the ups and downs of a lengthy marriage, Lois discloses how she learned to rely on her sense of humor and faith in God-even as news of her rumored death spread like wildfire. The Days of Our Lives and This Ain't No Soap shares one woman's unique journey through life as she is gullibly led like a sheep to slaughter through one hilarious adventure after another.
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Lois Ann Murphy earned a BA and MA in English from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She taught English at SFA and later at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. Now retired, Lois and her husband, Ken, enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time with their four daughters.
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Book Description CrossBooks, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1462720862